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Archive for the 'Tarrytown and Hastings Area' Category

Autumn at Rockwood

Posted by Jamie on August 12th, 2015

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5×7″, oil on Ampersand Gessoboard
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Rockwood is one of my favorite spots along the Hudson. There are views of the Tappan Zee Bridge and the wonderful lighthouse. However, a large residential facility was built along the shoreline in this direction that completely ruins the rural vista. I keep my memory of the way it used to be alive by always painting it that way!

Clouds Over the NYC Skyline

Posted by Jamie on June 15th, 2015

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6×8″, acrylic on canvas panel
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Click here for a larger version of the scene, which is still available.

This painting was done as a commission, based on a larger painting I’d done previously. The client needed to be able to travel with this painting that he ordered as a gift, so the smaller size was a necessity. If you see something on my site that you love, but want an original in a larger or smaller size, I can do that for you! Painting it in acrylic made a shorter time frame possible too.

New York City Skyline from the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on January 14th, 2015

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12×16″, oil on archival linen panel
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There is a park along the Hudson River in Irvington, New York, which has nice views of the New York City skyline. A client suggested I check it out, so I went with my camera one extremely windy, cold autumn day. It certainly wasn’t the kind of day I’d want to be out painting along the river! However, there were wonderfully dramatic skies and choppy water reflecting light from the breaks in the clouds. The spray flew up in all directions, and I nearly got soaked out there just taking pictures! This painting was done from references obtained during that expedition.

Below is an image you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:
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Hudson River Atmosphere

Posted by Jamie on August 27th, 2013

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5×7″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This was painted on an atmospheric day along the Hudson River at the Hastings-on-Hudson Waterfront Park. I could just barely make out the George Washington Bridge and New York City skyline on this hazy day, but the mood was wonderful!

Palisades and the Hudson River in Miniature

Posted by Jamie on May 15th, 2013

3×5″, Acrylic on rag board, beautifully framed (Size with frame is about 6×8″.)
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This painting is available for purchase at Adams Fairacre Farm in Newburgh NY. I have 20 paintings on display there as a United Way fundraiser until the end of December. You can see the paintings, help United Way, do some holiday shopping, and buy your fresh produce and groceries all at the same time!

I had a beautiful, gold wood frame for a 3×5″ painting, and decided to do this scene of sailboats out on the Hudson River, below the Palisade Cliffs. There is a lovely, late day glow above the cliff line past the horizon, and soft fall colors abound in the foreground tree, distant hillside, and water reflections. The image above was taken in daylight, so the color is much cooler. The image below was taken with warmer indoor lighting at night, so you can see how much the color changes depending on the room lighting at the time. It sure does make image adjustment a challenge!

I took a quick cellphone snapshot of the painting in the frame (below), but hopefully you can at least get an idea of how lovely this frame is. It looks great on a small table easel. I have also included hanging hardware, in case you have a special, small wall space that you want to brighten up. It would make a great Father’s Day gift for that Dad who loves sailing!

(You can click the image above for a clearer, larger view.)

Palisade Memories

Posted by Jamie on November 28th, 2012

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8×16″, Acrylic on sealed, primed hardboard
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Below is an image that you can click on for a larger, clearer view of the painting:

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I love painting the Palisades section of the Hudson River. For some reason I can’t quite fathom, this is the first time I’ve painted the cliffs in a panoramic format! I really like the way the 1:2 ratio turned out. It enabled me to add trees and foliage without obscuring so much of the cliffs. I think that come spring, I need to go back with a larger panel and do another!

Morning Light on the Palisades

Posted by Jamie on March 7th, 2012

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18×24″, Oils on archival linen panel
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This painting is a view of the Palisades from Riverdale, New York. You can see a photo of the work in progress on this post.

Below is an image that you can click on for a larger view:

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The Palisades and the Little Tug that Could

Posted by Jamie on November 22nd, 2011

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4×4″, Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas, tabletop easel included (See below for additional images showing easel)
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Here is an image of the painting with the tabletop easel that I include:

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The scene continues around the sides of the painting, so a frame is not necessary:

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I spent a very chilly morning along the Hudson River last week. I did a lot of sketches and took a ton of photos. It was worth braving the cold! This tug was part of the river traffic that entertained me that morning, with the Palisades looming in the background, and the glistening fall foliage.

Autumn by the Palisades

Posted by Jamie on November 9th, 2011

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8×10″, Oils on archival linen panel
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It’s been so gorgeous out these past few days! I drove down to Hastings-on-Hudson to paint along the waterfront. I thought I’d be there painting alone, but three friends decided to join me and we all had a wonderful time enjoying one of these last amazing, warm fall days.

Afternoon Sail Past Rockwood on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on November 6th, 2011

Click image for a clearer, larger picture:

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5×7″, Oils on sealed primed hardboard, unframed (Available framed at additional cost.)

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(Please note that the frame is not included with this painting, although it can be framed as shown for an additional charge.)

Rockwood is such a beautiful place to paint in fall. I don’t get down here often, so I try to make the most of it when I can! Often the boats that go by are too far out to show a reflection, or the water is too rough to see it. But this one cast a shimmering image on the water. I was telling some visitors to the park that I’d been waiting for a sailboat to go by so I could pop it into the painting. We all looked up and there it was!

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5×7″, Oils on sealed primed hardboard
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I was painting at Rockwood again, this time from up high on the hillside, looking southward downriver. You can see the Tarrytown Lighthouse from there and the Tappan Zee Bridge, with the New York City skyline in the distance. It’s a spectacular vantage point on the river. Unfortunately, a huge development has been built along the left shoreline. I took it out of the painting so I could view the scene the way it used to be!

View from the Rocks at Rockwood on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on November 14th, 2010

Click photo to see a larger, clearer image:

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5×7″, Oils on sealed primed hardboard
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My friend Deborah and I went to paint at Rockwood today along the Hudson River. This may well have been the last of the Great Fall Days, and we didn’t want to miss it! The temperature was around 60 degrees, and the park was loaded with friendly people and happy dogs. Deb and I were pretty happy too!

This sailboat stuck around in the field of my painting for about a half hour, tacking back and forth in the river. Just before I finished, a couple got up on the large rocks to admire the view, and I popped them into the painting also.

Here’s a photo I took of the scene as we were getting our gear set up:

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5×7″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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If you’re feeling a sense of deja vu, you’re right! This is an updated version of the painting I posted a couple of days ago. The picnic bench at the park was lopsided. I thought it was kind of cute and put it that way in the painting, but then decided to straighten it out. I also popped the white sailboat in the background. Initially, I liked it subdued, so that it appeared as a surprise when noticed. As I thought about it and looked at the painting, I felt a more prominent boat would make for a better painting. I also added a few more darks in the background and reds in the foreground. I’m leaving the previous version below so that viewers can see the changes I’ve made.

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Today was absolutely gorgeous. I took the opportunity to finally get out of the studio, and went to paint with some friends at the waterfront park in Hastings-on-Hudson. The colors were soft, muted cool and warm tones of spring, so I included the bright red, somewhat-lopsided picnic table to throw a spot of more intense color into the painting.

I love the way this palette of colors is working, so I think I might stick with it for awhile. I used only Prussian Blue, Pyrrole Red, and Raw Sienna (plus white of course). Raw sienna was definitely the dominating color of the landscape today, so using that as my only “yellow” played into the scene perfectly. There aren’t any strong greens or yellow-greens in the landscape yet that would require the addition of a stronger yellow.

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7×5″, oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This is another painting from the Hastings Waterfront Park — a different bench, different cluster of trees, different section of the Palisades, and different angle from the one I posted yesterday, plus it’s a vertical composition. The colors on my palette, however, remained the same.

I’ve gone back into the one I posted yesterday. Tomorrow I’ll post the new version of that one and explain the small changes I made. Stay tuned!

Tarrytown Lighthouse on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on August 17th, 2009

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12×16″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
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This week I’ve been working on touching up paintings done previously. Often I am not 100% happy with a completed painting. I hold off on varnishing those for as long as possible, so that I can make changes to them when I get a chance.

There are things I loved about this lighthouse painting, but when I initially painted it on location, it was early April. The leaves were not yet out on the trees, and the grass had that dull, late winter color. The painting looked way too stark to me, although it was a pretty accurate representation of the scene at the time. I decided to push the season along in my reworking.

I’ve left the original below, because I thought it would be interesting to my viewers to see it and compare them. I’m interested in hearing your comments about the changes. I’ll be posting more of these altered paintings this week, along with their original versions. I hope you find it interesting!

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If you’ve ever driven over the Tappan Zee Bridge, across the Hudson River, you’ve likely noticed this sparkling lighthouse near the eastern shoreline. This was painted en plein air on a very cold and windy morning, but I was inspired enough by the view to stick it out and paint. With the New York City skyline in the distance, the Palisades jutting out into the river, and the bridge behind the lighthouse, there was a lot to put into one painting. I liked including the foreground tree too, to give yet another dimensional plane to the work. I’m hoping to return many more times as the foliage emerges. Gotta love that red!

Clouds Over the Palisades

Posted by Jamie on July 27th, 2009

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Clouds Over the Palisades: Hudson River Quadricentennial Series No. 23
12×16″, Oils on Raymar canvas panel
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This painting was posted a few weeks ago without the barge and tug. I feel the boats change the painting enough to warrant reposting it. I think they add a lot to the painting, don’t you? When the barge and tug went by, I wasn’t far enough along with the painting to put them in. However, I was quick to grab them with my camera, and so I had the reference image to add them later. They help give scale to the scenery, and are so typical of the boat traffic that goes up and down the river in the course of a day.

I spent a great day down in Hastings-on-Hudson. This wonderful, small park is right on the Hudson River, with the cliffs of the Palisades looming over the far shoreline. The morning started out overcast, but broke into big, billowy clouds by late morning.

This is Number 23 in my Hudson River Quadricentennial Series of paintings, commemorating the 400 year anniversary of Henry Hudson’s voyage up the river.

Below is an image of the painting before I put in the barge and tugboat.

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Here is a detail of the boats below the cliffs:

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Big Apple Skyline

Posted by Jamie on July 26th, 2009

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Big Apple Skyline: Hudson River Quadricentennial Series No. 30

6×8″, Oils on canvas covered hardboard
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This is the New York City Skyline as seen from a park along the Hudson River in Hastings-on-Hudson. I started this on location, and completed the painting in the studio. ‘Love those skyline blues! You can see the George Washington Bridge where it spans the Hudson just north Manhattan.

Late Day Light on the Hudson

Posted by Jamie on July 10th, 2009

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Late Day Light on the Hudson: Hudson River Quadricentennial Series No. 25
10×8″, Oils on sealed, primed hardboard
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‘Gotta love the color and light along the Hudson River in the late afternoon. The grass and rocks glow, and there is always soft color above the horizon. There were lots of boats and ships going by too. I took photos of them and I’ll add one to the painting, then will repost it. If anybody chooses to purchase the painting before then, you get to pick the boat that goes into the painting!

I see in posting it here that the color is a little hot-looking. The coloring in the actual painting is softer and more subtle. I will correct it once I paint in the boat (probably next week or the following week) and reshoot the image.

Fishing on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on May 14th, 2009

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12×12″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
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This was painted on location at the beautiful Hastings Waterfront Park on the Hudson River. There were a couple of fishermen there, and one of them was kind enough to pose for me. Thank you, Sean!

12 x 16″, Oils on Canvas covered hardboard
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This is a plein air painting that I did awhile back of the famous water tower along the Hudson River at Hastings-on-Hudson. There was a big environmental feud brewing between residents who wanted the tower restored and kept as a local landmark, and the property owner who wanted to avoid the high costs of restoration and just tear it down to build something more lucrative. I love the warm colors and interesting shapes, and wanted to be sure I had the opportunity to capture it in paint before it disappeared. I’ll have to check back and find out what the current status is, and whether or not the residents will be able to keep their landmark.

Sailing by the Palisades

Posted by Jamie on July 17th, 2008

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8×10″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Raymar canvas panel
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I was down painting in Hastings-on-Hudson this morning. The Hudson River view was gorgeous as always. The sun hit the cliffs in the early morning light, giving them a reddish color. As the morning wore on, they became darker and more violet. I am always amazed by how much the color of the cliffs changes so quickly there. I stuck with my early morning version.

After painting, I went to a wonderful exhibit at the Hudson River Museum of the work of Anna Richards Brewster…..highly recommended!

Across the Palisades on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on May 9th, 2008

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16×12″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canvas covered hardboard
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This is another Hudson River painting done this week on location at Hastings Waterfront Park. This time, I turned toward the Palisades across the river, with the rocks and trees in the foreground bathed in cool, morning light.

A Swim Past the Pilings on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on April 11th, 2008

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6×8″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on Saunders Waterford 300lb cp
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This is another plein air painting of the Palisades, painted from the east side of the Hudson River. The goose did actually swim right by as I was painting, so I figured he wanted to be included. Pretty soon those trees on the far shoreline will leaf out and everything will be green. It always seems to happen just overnight!

Painting the Palisades on the Hudson River

Posted by Jamie on April 10th, 2008

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Palisades in Lifting Fog
5×7″, Golden OPEN Acrylics on canson board
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When I arrived at the Hudson Riverfront this morning, it was totally fogged in and I couldn’t see anything but this tree and picnic bench! I decided to paint that while waiting for the fog to burn off. It lifted as I was painting, revealing the striking cliffs of the palisades on the far shore, so I had to put that into the painting!

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8×16″, oils, unframed
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Painted this evening at Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Sleepy Hollow, New York, looking out through the trees to Tarrytown Lighthouse on the Hudson River.

Paula Painting en plein air

Posted by Jamie on May 5th, 2007

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7×5″, oil painting
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This is a little oil sketch of my friend Paula, painted while she was painting at Teatown Lake.